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The Casablanca class escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE 93), left,  is placed aside the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

The Casablanca class escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE 93), left, ...

SAN DIEGO (Aug. 06, 2015) The Casablanca class escort carrier USS Makin Island (CVE 93), left, is placed aside the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Both ships were named for the Mak... more

The Royal Australian Navy Canberra class amphibious ship HMAS Canberra (L02) and a group of LHD Landing Craft transit the Pacific Ocean ahead of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

The Royal Australian Navy Canberra class amphibious ship HMAS Canberra...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 18, 2016) The Royal Australian Navy Canberra class amphibious ship HMAS Canberra (L02) and a group of LHD Landing Craft transit the Pacific Ocean ahead of amphibious transport dock ship USS ... more

Landing Craft, Air Cushion 44, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5), approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final amphibious assault of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Landing Craft, Air Cushion 44, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5),...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 44, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5), approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final amphibious... more

Lt. Michael Murmuys carries the last flag flown aboard the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during the ship's decommissioning ceremony.

Lt. Michael Murmuys carries the last flag flown aboard the afloat forw...

NORFOLK (Oct. 14, 2017) Lt. Michael Murmuys carries the last flag flown aboard the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15) during the ship's decommissioning ceremony. It was the 12th and la... more

Landing Craft, Air Cushion 40, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5) carrying U.S Marines and their equipment, departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).

Landing Craft, Air Cushion 40, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5) ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 40, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU 5) carrying U.S Marines and their equipment, departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Dieg... more

Divers from Chile, Japan and U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 conduct small-boat operations from the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Divers from Chile, Japan and U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile U...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 11, 2014) Divers from Chile, Japan and U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 conduct small-boat operations from the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anch... more

A U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck is loaded on to a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

A U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck is loaded on to a Landing Craft Air Cu...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2016) A U.S. Marine Corps 7-ton truck is loaded on to a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San... more

Assault amphibious vehicles depart the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while conducting the final amphibious assault, during of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Assault amphibious vehicles depart the well deck of amphibious transpo...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) Assault amphibious vehicles depart the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while conducting the final amphibious assault, during of Rim of the Pacifi... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) launch the seven-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boat during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 2...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 11, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) launch the seven-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boat during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Twent... more

Members of Australian Clearance Diving Team One, Royal New Zealand Mine Counter Measures Team, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Members of Australian Clearance Diving Team One, Royal New Zealand Min...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 12, 2014) Members of Australian Clearance Diving Team One, Royal New Zealand Mine Counter Measures Team, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while transiting the Pacific Ocean in participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (AC...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 21, 2016) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while transiting the Pa... more

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter controls a Mk-105 magnetic mine sweeping sled during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2014.

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter controls a Mk-105 magnetic mine sweepin...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2014) An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, attached to the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23)... more

Two Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 pass each other while transporting U.S. Marines and their equipment from amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Two Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) assigned to Assault Craft Unit ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2016) Two Landing Craft Air Cushions (LCACs) assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 pass each other while transporting U.S. Marines and their equipment from amphibious transport dock shi... more

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), aloncside Royal Canadian Ships transit the Pacific Ocean.

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), aloncside Royal Canad...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 24, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Royal Canadian Navy frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Vancouver (FFH 331), Chilean Navy frigate CNS Cochrane (FF 05), amphibious ... more

U.S. Marines and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force transport a combat rubber raiding craft on to the stern gate of an amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final amphibious assault of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

U.S. Marines and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force transp...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) U.S. Marines and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force transport a combat rubber raiding craft on to the stern gate of an amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD... more

U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman explains her leadership philosophy to the first class petty officer's association aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).

U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman explains her leadership ...

PEARL HARBOR (Jun. 29, 2016) U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman explains her leadership philosophy to the first class petty officer's association aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (... more

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd...

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Jul. 30, 2016) U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 at Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. ... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (AC...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2016) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific ... more

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) sails off the coast of Southern California as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submar... more

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180726-N-SB520-4004 PEARL HARBOR (July 26, 2018) A

180726-N-SB520-4004 PEARL HARBOR (July 26, 2018) A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 launches from the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)... more

Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) conducted a cleanup at Kalaehoa Heritage Park.

Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS H...

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (Jul. 06, 2016) Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) conducted a cleanu... more

Damage Controlman Fireman Joshua Torrillo talks to a tour group at the ship's store sales table aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the inport phase of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Damage Controlman Fireman Joshua Torrillo talks to a tour group at the...

PEARL HARBOR (Jul. 09, 2016) Damage Controlman Fireman Joshua Torrillo talks to a tour group at the ship's store sales table aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the inport phase ... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while transiting the Pacific Ocean.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (AC...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 21, 2016) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 approaches the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while transiting the Pa... more

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Joshua Bemowski braces Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Joshua Evans as an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 departs the flight deck.

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Joshua Bemowski braces Aviation ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 25, 2016) Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Joshua Bemowski braces Aviation Boatswain's Mate Airman Joshua Evans as an MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165... more

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4),

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LP...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 11, 2014) The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), the joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) an... more

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) make preparations to deploy the Mk-105 sled from the ship's well deck.

Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 2...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2014) Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) make preparations to deploy the Mk-105 sled from the ship's well deck during air mine countermeasure operat... more

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launch a combat rubber raiding craft from the stern gate of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final amphibious assault of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launch a combat rubber ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force launch a combat rubber raiding craft from the stern gate of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final am... more

Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, right, presents a ship's ballcap to a plankowner during the decommissioning ceremony for afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15).

Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, right, presents a s...

NORFOLK (Oct. 14, 2017) Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, right, presents a ship's ballcap to a plankowner during the decommissioning ceremony for afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponc... more

Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) stand by as an MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the

Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 22, 2016) Sailors assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) stand by as an MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the "Magicians" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM... more

Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, left, and Capt. Christopher K. Wells, commanding officer of afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), present the ship's commissioning pennant during the decommissioning ceremony.

Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, left, and Capt. Chr...

NORFOLK (Oct. 14, 2017) Senior Chief Operations Specialist Marshall Lloyd, left, and Capt. Christopher K. Wells, commanding officer of afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15), present the s... more

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and Cmdr. Max Muller, commander of Combined Task Group (CTG 177.1), discuss Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 on the bridge of Anchorage.

Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the amphibious transport doc...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 11, 2014) Cmdr. Joel Stewart, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and Cmdr. Max Muller, commander of Combined Task Group (CTG 177.1), discuss Rim... more

Air department Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) attempt to connect a cargo pendent to an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 during a vertical replenishment.

Air department Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San D...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 23, 2016) Air department Sailors aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) attempt to connect a cargo pendent to an MH-60S Sea Hawk assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Franklin Shepard checks the area before directing a CH-124 Sea King helicopter assigned to Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron 443 to depart.

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Franklin Shepard checks th...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 23, 2016) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Franklin Shepard checks the area before directing a CH-124 Sea King helicopter assigned to Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron 443 to depa... more

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alberto Gonzalez watches as Quartermaster Seaman Austin Sanders does his initial assessment on a simulated casualty while participating in the medical training team portion of a general quarters drill.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alberto Gonzalez watches as Quartermaster ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 27, 2016) Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alberto Gonzalez watches as Quartermaster Seaman Austin Sanders does his initial assessment on a simulated casualty while participating in the medical t... more

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd...

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 30, 2016) U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San D... more

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exit an Assault Amphibious Vehicle to assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd...

WAIMANALO, Hawaii (Jul. 30, 2016) U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exit an Assault Amphibious Vehicle to assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Th... more

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 deploys a Mk-105 sled.

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Sq...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2014) An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 deploys a Mk-105 sled from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) well deck,... more

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Joshua Evans directs a CH-124 Sea King helicopter assigned to Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron 443 to depart the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22).

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Joshua Evans directs a CH-...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 23, 2016) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Joshua Evans directs a CH-124 Sea King helicopter assigned to Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron 443 to depart the flight deck of amphibi... more

Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) conducted a cleanup at Kalaehoa Heritage Park.

Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS H...

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (Jul. 06, 2016) Sailors assigned to Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) conducted a cleanu... more

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (AC...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 15, 2016) Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 40 assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 departs the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during Rim of the Pacific ... more

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force load their gear into combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the final amphibious assault of Rim of the Pacific 2016.

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force load their gear into co...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 30, 2016) Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force load their gear into combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during the... more

A landing craft, air cushion passes amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while conducting an amphibious assault exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

A landing craft, air cushion passes amphibious transport dock ship USS...

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (Jul. 30, 2016) A landing craft, air cushion passes amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) while conducting an amphibious assault exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2... more

Air department personnel show tie down chains and wheel chocks to the air crew of a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment prior to the helicopter lifting off.

Air department personnel show tie down chains and wheel chocks to the ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 11, 2016) Air department personnel show tie down chains and wheel chocks to the air crew of a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook assigned to Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment prior ... more

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter controls a Mk-105 magnetic mine sweeping sled.

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter controls a Mk-105 magnetic mine sweepin...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2014) An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), controls a Mk-105 magne... more

During the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15)decommissioning ceremony, Chief Information Systems Technician Steven Hoover, right, folds the last flag to be flown aboard the ship.

During the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15...

NORFOLK (Oct. 14, 2017) During the afloat forward staging base (interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I) 15)decommissioning ceremony, Chief Information Systems Technician Steven Hoover, right, folds the last flag to be flow... more

The forward MK-46 30mm gun is fired during a live-fire exercise as amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) transits the Pacific Ocean.

The forward MK-46 30mm gun is fired during a live-fire exercise as amp...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 25, 2016) The forward MK-46 30mm gun is fired during a live-fire exercise as amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) transits the Pacific Ocean to participate in Rim of the Pac... more

U.S. and Royal Canadian Navy ships sail in formation.

U.S. and Royal Canadian Navy ships sail in formation.

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 24, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Royal Canadian Navy frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Vancouver (FFH 331), Chilean Navy frigate CNS Cochrane (FF 05), amphibious ... more

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jaivion Ailsworth, assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), elevates for a layup in the first half of a 2016 RIMPAC Cup basketball game.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jaivion Ailsworth, assigned to amphibi...

PEARL HARBOR (Jun. 30, 2016) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jaivion Ailsworth, assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), elevates for a layup in the first half of a 2016 RIMPAC Cup bas... more

Divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Chile prepare for a familiarization dive from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23).

Divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Chile prep...

SAN DIEGO (Jul. 02, 2014) Divers from New Zealand, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan and Chile prepare for a familiarization dive from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) which is moored pier... more

Sailors stand on the starboard bridge wing as the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) breaks away from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).

Sailors stand on the starboard bridge wing as the amphibious transport...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jun. 25, 2016) Sailors stand on the starboard bridge wing as the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) breaks away from Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yuk... more

Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, takes a moment to address the crew of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22)

Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, ...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul. 25, 2016) Rear Adm. Daniel H. Fillion, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, takes a moment to address the crew of amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) during a tour of t... more

A US Navy (USN) Austin Class (Amphibious Transport Dock) (LPD) ship underway off the coast of California. (Exact Date Shot Unknown)

A US Navy (USN) Austin Class (Amphibious Transport Dock) (LPD) ship un...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

In this file photo from July 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks to Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15).

In this file photo from July 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jul. 19, 1993) In this file photo from July 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks to Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship... more

LCAC Hits the Beach

LCAC Hits the Beach

Oahu, Hawaii (Jun. 11, 1996) .A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) departs from Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Station, Hawaii, for USS Cleveland (LPD 07), an Amphibious Transport Dock ship, during RIMPAC 96. The LCAC,... more

USS Denver (LPD 9) underway.

USS Denver (LPD 9) underway.

Pacific Ocean (Sep. 30, 1997) An SH-60 "Seahawk" assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four One (HSL-41), flies along side the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), during fleet oper... more

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/2's Golf Company launch their Combat Rubber Reconnaissance Crafts (CRRC) from the well deck of the US Navy (USN) Amphibious Transport Dock, USS AUSTIN (LPD 4), during an amphibious landing on Zirje Island, Croatia. The raid is part of a bilateral training exercise held in Croatia between the Sailors and Marines attached to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable (MEUSOC) and the Croatian military, participating in the bilateral training exercise Croatian Phiblex 2000

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 2/2's...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CROATIAN PHIBLEX 2000. Base: USS Austin (LPD 4) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Derek A. Shoemake, USMC Release Status: Released t... more

Cmdr. Tom Kait, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) visits a patient at Methodist Children's Hospital.

Cmdr. Tom Kait, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock sh...

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2001) Cmdr. Tom Kait, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) visits a patient at Methodist Children's Hospital. Sailors assigned to the Sa... more

Members of a US Navy (USN) Special Boat Unit (SBU) operate their 11-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) while providing security for the USN AUSTIN CLASS: Amphibious Transport Dock, USS SHERVEPORT (LPD 12), while conducting Leadership Interdiction Operations, (LIO), in the North Arabian Sea, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Members of a US Navy (USN) Special Boat Unit (SBU) operate their 11-me...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Arabian Sea Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Kevin H. Tierney, USN Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

Humanitarian operations East Timor

Humanitarian operations East Timor

Dili, East Timor (Feb. 22, 2002) Sailors arrive in East Timor via Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1651, assigned to Assault Craft Unit One, from the amphibious transport ship USS Juneau (LPD 10). The Sailors will ... more

Humanitarian operations East Timor

Humanitarian operations East Timor

Dili, East Timor (Feb. 22, 2002) A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to the amphibious transport ship USS Juneau (LPD 10), helps to unload a truck full of supplies to be used in repair projects at a local elementary sc... more

US Navy (USN) Ships assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group underway in the Pacific Ocean, while conducting a semi-annual amphibious integration training exercise known as the Blue-Green Workups. Pictured left-to-right, the WHIDBEY ISLAND CLASS: Dock Land Ship, the USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), WASP CLASS: Amphibious Assault Ship, USS ESSEX (LHD 2), the AUSTIN CLASS: Amphibious Transport Dock, USS JUNEAU (LPD 10) and the USS FORT McHENRY (LSD 43)

US Navy (USN) Ships assigned to the Essex Amphibious Ready Group under...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: PHAA Stephanie M. Bergman, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... more

Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W

Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W "Super Cobra" attack helicopters, USS Dubuque (LPD 8) heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. interests. The amphibiou... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W

Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) Loaded with U.S. Marines and AH-1W "Super Cobra" attack helicopters, USS Cleveland (LPD 7) heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. interests. The amphibi... more

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay

San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2003) USS Anchorage (LSD 36) departs San Diego Bay as she heads to sea for an unscheduled deployment in support of U.S. national interests. The amphibious dock landing ship is part ... more

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) to prepare for another load of equipment and Marines, assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Battalion (1 MEB), for a trip to shore.

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Lan...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 24, 2003) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD 36) recovers a Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) to prepare for another load of equipment and Marines, ... more

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) closes-in to its return station, the amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7).

A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) closes-in to its return station, t...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Feb. 24, 2003) A Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) closes-in to its return station, the amphibious transport dock USS Cleveland (LPD 7). An LCAC is a high-speed, ship-to-... more

The amphibious transport dock ship U.S.S. Juneau (LPD-10) and the amphibious dock landing ship U.S.S. Fort Mc Henry (LSD 43) are pier side in Okinawa, Japan

The amphibious transport dock ship U.S.S. Juneau (LPD-10) and the amph...

White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 28, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Juneau (LPD-10) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort Mc Henry (LSD 43) are pier side in Okinawa, Japan.... more

A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan.

A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan.

White Beach Port Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 28, 2003) A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan as the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Japanese Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF)... more

A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan.

A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan.

White Beach Port Facility, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 28, 2003) A busy day for the White Beach Port Facility in Okinawa, Japan as the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Japanese Maritime Defense Force (JMSDF)... more

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to the island of Iwo Jima

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from ...

Iwo Jima, Japan (Mar. 03, 2003) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), delivers Sailors and U.S. Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to the island of Iwo Jima. The Essex ARG, consisting of USS Essex (L... more

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach Master Unit One (BMU-1) as it transports U.S. Marines and their equipment ashore from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)

A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach ...

Iwo Jima, Japan (Mar. 10, 2003) A Landing Craft Utility (LCU), is guided ashore by Sailors from Beach Master Unit One (BMU-1) as it transports U.S. Marines and their equipment ashore from the Essex Amphibious R... more

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from the 'Vanguards' of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) pulls a Mark-105 magnetic sled during mine countermeasure operations.

An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from the 'Vanguards' of Helicopter Mine...

Central Command Area of Responsibility (Mar. 23, 2003) An MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter from the 'Vanguards' of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) pulls a Mark-105 magnetic sled during mine... more

A British Royal Navy GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter acts as plane guard for an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the �Vanguards� of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14).

A British Royal Navy GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter acts as pl...

The Arabian Gulf (Mar. 23, 2003) A British Royal Navy GKN Westland Lynx HMA Mk. 8 helicopter acts as plane guard for an MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the Vanguards of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures S... more

ATF-West deployed from San Diego January 17, transporting Marines and their gear to Kuwait for further deployment into Iraq.

ATF-West deployed from San Diego January 17, transporting Marines and ...

Arabian Gulf (May. 24, 2003) Amphibious Task Force-West (ATF-West), comprised of USS Bon Homme Richard (LHD 6), USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Dubuque (LPD 8), USS Comstock (LSD 45), USS Anchorage (LSD 36), USS Pearl H... more

USS Ponce (LPD 15) returns to it's homeport at Naval Station Norfolk

USS Ponce (LPD 15) returns to it's homeport at Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk, Va. (Jun. 25, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15) returns to it's homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after completing a six month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in ... more

USS Dubuque (LPD 8) clears the Coronado Bridge with the assistance of a tugboat. Dubuque is returning to her homeport of Naval Station San Diego

USS Dubuque (LPD 8) clears the Coronado Bridge with the assistance of ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) , USS Dubuque (LPD 8) clears the Coronado Bridge with the assistance of a tugboat. Dubuque is returning to her homeport of Naval Station San Diego. Dubuque is returning from d... more

An officer assigned to USS Cleveland (LPD 7) greets his wife following the ships return to Naval Station San Diego

An officer assigned to USS Cleveland (LPD 7) greets his wife following...

Naval Station San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) An officer assigned to USS Cleveland (LPD 7) greets his wife following the ships return to Naval Station San Diego. Cleveland is returning from deployment in sup... more

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) sails into San Diego Harbor.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) sails into Sa...

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) sails into San Diego Harbor on her way to her berth at Naval Station San Diego, while her Sailors "man the rails." Cle... more

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) sails into San Diego Harbor.

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) sails into San ...

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) sails into San Diego Harbor on her way to her berth at Naval Station San Diego, while her Sailors man the rails. Dubuque... more

USS Dubuque (LPD 8) pulls into San Diego Harbor

USS Dubuque (LPD 8) pulls into San Diego Harbor

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8) pulls into San Diego Harbor on her way to her berth at Naval Station San Diego with her Sailors "manning the rails." Dub... more

USS Cleveland (LPD 7) pulls into San Diego Harbor

USS Cleveland (LPD 7) pulls into San Diego Harbor

San Diego, Calif. (Jul. 26, 2003) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) pulls into San Diego Harbor on her way to her berth at Naval Station San Diego with her Sailors "manning the rails." C... more

Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Armed Services Committee, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7)

Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. Jo...

Atlantic Ocean (Aug. 27, 2003) Capt. David Taylor, commander, Amphibious Squadron Six, greets Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), Chairman, Armed Services Committee, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7... more

 A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main battle tank from Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle at U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain

A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main batt...

U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain (Oct. 01, 2003) A Marine from USS Nashville (LPD 13) unloads a M1-A1 Abrams main battle tank from Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) vehicle at U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain. The... more

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held at ... more

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held at... more

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform aerial maneuvers during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. The celebration is held a... more

Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where USS Cleveland (LPD 7) is docked during the Fleet Week in San Francisco

Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where US...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2003) Master-At-Arms Seaman Travis Slusher stands watch on pier 32, where USS Cleveland (LPD 7) is docked during the Fleet Week in San Francisco. The celebration is held at the F... more

USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco

USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Shiloh (CG 67) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week. T... more

USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco

USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrives in San Francisco, for the Parade of Ships during the San Francisco Fleet Week. This year marks the 22nd year of Navy participation in Fleet Week.... more

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during San Francisco Fleet Week.

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ship...

San Francisco Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) arrives in San Francisco for the Parade of Ships during San Francisco Fleet Week. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The celebration is ... more

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line up in formation to parade across San Francisco Bay and commence Navy Fleet Week 2003 festivities

USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line ...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and other U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships line up in formation to parade across San Francisco Bay and commence Navy Fleet Week 2003 festivities. This... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francisco Bay area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco

A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francis...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) A patrol craft from Mobile Security Squadron Three patrols San Francisco Bay area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco. The celebration is held at the Fishermans W... more

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco, Calif.

Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Are...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Scott Golden patrols the San Francisco Bay Area during the annual Fleet Week in San Francisco, Calif. The celebration is held at the Fishermans Whar... more

Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of San Francisco as the ship makes its way across San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week

Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of ...

San Francisco Bay (Oct. 11, 2003) Sailors aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67) render a gun salute to the mayor of San Francisco as the ship makes its way across San Francisco Bay as part of Fleet Week. The celebration wa... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003

Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Br...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2003) Navy Blue Angels perform flight demonstrations over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco during Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The cele... more

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003.

Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Fra...

San Francisco, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2003) Navy Blue Angels fly in formation in front of Alcatraz, during San Francisco Fleet Week 2003. This marks the 22nd year of Navy participation. The celebration is held at the... more